Wednesday, January 30, 2008

FX International Show Postcard

FX International
The coolest show on earth!

The Largest Indoor Toy Show in the World!

with Nathan Fillion and Adam West
Featured artist:
Billy Tucci
Phil Noto
Brian Azzarello
Dan Brereton
Gene Ha

January 25-27 2008

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando Florida

Back reads:

Meet in person...celebrity guest
from Heroes:
George Takei
Greg Grunberg and
Stephen Tobolowsky

from Smallville
Laura Vandervoort and
Helen Slater

and from Firefly, Lost and Desperate Housewives:
Nathan Fillion

postmarked in 2008 with 'Star Wars C-3P0' 41 cent stamp

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ulysses S. Grant - from the Civil War Series

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) - Union Lt. General - Gained national fame with "unconditional surrender" victory at Fort Donelson. Crafted brilliant wins at Vicksburg, Chattanooga. Forced Lee's Surrender. U.S. President 1869-77. -

postmarked - First Day of Issue - June 29, 1995 in Gettysburg, PA - with matching stamp

a few lines from Wikipedia:

Ulysses S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). He achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War.

Grant first reached national prominence by taking Forts Henry and Donelson in 1862 in the first Union victories of the war.

In 1868, Grant was elected president as a Republican. Grant was the first president to serve for two full terms since Andrew Jackson forty years before.

Unsuccessful in winning a third term in 1880, bankrupted by bad investments, and terminally ill with throat cancer, Grant wrote his Memoirs, which was enormously successful among veterans, the public, and the critics.

Friday, January 25, 2008

NPCW - SpaceShipOne

(Upper left and upper right) On June 21, 2004 SpaceShipOne became the first privately owned craft to visit space. In competition for the X-Prize, it successfully completed two more flights to space on September 29 (lower left) and October 4, 2004(lower right). The pilot for the first two flights was Mike Melvill. The pilot for the final, winning flight was Brian Binnie. The $10,000,000 X-Prize went to Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites who designed and built the craft in Mojave, California. Mojave airport, although small, is the first landlocked space port in history. -
Copyright 2005 by Kelly Glazner for National Postcard Week May 1-17, 2005 (should be May 1-7) Limited edition #78 of 100. - unused

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Japan - Mt. Aso in Winter

Mt. Aso : Kumamoto Kyusyu

Postmarked with a very pretty gold 80 Nippon (Japan) stamp with a tree with flowers and a bird stamp in 2007

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Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. It stands in Kumamoto Prefecture, on the island of Kyūshū. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km (75 miles), although sources vary on the exact distance.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Guacamole Recipe

Southwest Guacamole Recipe

postmarked in March 2007 with 24 cent Common Buckeye stamp

2 ripe avocados
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup diced onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. sour cream
1 jalapeno pepper, diced

Peel and mash avocados. Combine all ingredients and salt to taste. Serve with any Mexican food or tortilla chips.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Las Vegas, Nevada...Then and Now

Las Vegas, Nevada
from 1978 and today

unused comparison postcard, but bought in 2007

photo by Grand Canyon Airlines
photo by Richard Cummins

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Our Solar System, from NASA

Our Solar System
This postcard is from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

With the exception of Pluto, spacecraft have visited all the planets in our solar system. The groups of the inner (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) and outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are shown in perspective size on this composite image made of spacecraft images returned from five different missions between 1974 and 1993.

Image courtesy NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

This is postmarked in 2007 with 'Liberty Bell Forever' stamp.
USA stamp 2007 
Liberty Bell 
Forever a first class rate

Monday, January 14, 2008

Andy Warhol in Manhole

Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Win, New York City, 1965
Black and White Photograph by Burt Glinn

postmarked from Scotland with queen 54p stamp in 2007

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean - Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead man's Chest - Captain Jack's (Johnny Depp) Back July 6, 2006

This card is a punchout (or cutout) postcard, it is in the shape of Captain Jack - the top has a long thin rectangle that will punch out to hold the card up.

postmarked from Australia with 1.25 Whale stamp in 2006

Friday, January 11, 2008

Disney's Mickey and Minnie on a bike

Disney's Mickey and Minnie riding a bicycle

postmarked with Danmark (Denmark) 8.00 Flowers stamp in Feb. 2007

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tigers, "Dr. Ruth", and a Coaster!

We owe it all to Dr. Ruth. (an American sex therapist and author)

I love this very unique postcard!!!

It's from 'RUSS' Russ Berrie & Company, Inc. MCMLXXXIV (1984, I think!)

It is laminated on both sides, and the back has a sticker on it with the 'Send to:' where you put the address, and a place to put the stamp. Then on the bottom it reads: 'Peel off the label to use card as a coaster'

Maybe it's just me, but these tigers are too cute to put a drink on!

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Hebrew Alphabet - Aleph to Tav - From Israel

Hello form Israel!

Basic Hebrew from Aleph to Tav
Alef-Bet, illustrated by Carmit Giladi-Polar.

This is postmarked with three Israel stamps in Dec. 2007

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Here is a similar card mailed from within the USA in 2011 ...

From Alef to Tav
Places to Visit and Love
Illustrated by Abraham Patt

I love postcards featuring alphabets - And these two are fantastic!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Exaggeration postcard with Alligator

All the way from Florida

The Alligator is a native of the Florida Everglades. For some time its skin has been fashionably used in the manufacture of bags, shoes, etc., and with this increasing use they had been hunted until they ere almost extinct. To remedy this situation and supply the demand, several thriving Alligator farms are now in operation, where the breeding and care of alligators is the main industry.

This great exaggeration postcard is postmarked in 1966 with 4 cent 'Lincoln' stamp

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A Modern Hotel Intercontinental in Quito, Ecuador

Quito Ecuador S.A.
Vista del moderno hotel Intercontinental Quito
Altitud 9.500 pies.

View of the modern Hotel Intercontinental Quito
"Jewel of the Andes" located at Quito Ecuador, S.A.
(altitude 9,500 feet)

This has writing on it but was never mailed and is from 1970.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008 Florida Calendar Postcard

Happy 2008!!! May you stay safe, Have great Health, and it be a totally Blessed year for you.

I hope you enjoy this Florida 2008 Calendar ;-)

This is a 'Postcard Factory' postcard


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year Leather Postcard from 1906

May Your New Year Be Happy

This postcard is made of leather.
postmarked in 1906 with a two cent stamp